Independent Special Education Facilitator
2021 – L.L.M., Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
1997 – J.D., University of San Francisco, School of Law
1994 – B.A., University of California, Davis
1997-Present – California-licensed attorney
Special Education Pro Tem Mediator, California Office of Administrative Hearings
Special Education Mediator and IEP Facilitator, (Independent Contractor for several school districts in California)
Special Education Mediator, Connecticut State Department of Education
Special Education Mediator and IEP Facilitator, Ohio State Department of Education
Special Education Mediator, Hawaii Department of Education (Mediation Center of the Pacific)
Visiting Trainer, Pepperdine’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution’s week-long special education mediation training
Trainer/Presenter on various special education Alternative Dispute Resolution topics
Special Education Attorney (1998-2021)
The Master of Laws (LLM) from Pepperdine’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution enabled Kimberly to hone her mediation and dispute resolution skills as she applied her coursework and research papers to the field of special education dispute resolution. She completed the following relevant courses for her (LLM): Apology and Forgiveness, Challenging Group Dynamics, Cross Cultural Dispute Resolution, Negotiations, Mediation, Advanced Mediation, Restorative Justice, Dispute Resolution in Education, and Psychology of Conflict Resolution.
Kimberly also completed a 40-hour mediation training taught by Attorney and Mediator Steven Rosenberg in California prior to obtaining her LLM.